Mel Green

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BSc (Hons), RN, MBACP Adv Dip in Integrative Counselling
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Bristol BS4 & BS8
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About me

Hello and welcome!

I am Mel, an experienced integrative counsellor registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy www.bacp.co.uk/therapists/389012/mel-green/

I offer a confidential and compassionate space where you will be listened to attentively and met with kind curiosity and care. 

Underpinning my therapy practice is my value of and engagement with the ethical standards set by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy, of which I am both members. 

I support myself in my therapeutic endeavours with weekly supervision and my own individual therapeutic process.  I continue to develop as a therapist and am completing my MA with an original research thesis on complex bereavement.

As an Integrative Counsellor I use my expertise and skill in a range of different psychotherapeutic traditions to explore and support you with your difficulties. I give thoughtful attention to your individuality and tailor the therapy to be as beneficial to you as possible. 

One of my intentions with clients is to shine a light on aspects of themselves, their lives and relationships that are unclear, messy, or difficult. I often think with clients about the different parts of themselves, how these interact and the impact this has on the whole of them. This can enable helpful reflection of their relationship with themselves and others in the past and present.  Learning about ourselves is key to changing areas of our lives we are unhappy or dissatisfied with. 

I explore with clients their social and cultural contexts and experiences of this in their lives, both the joy and difficulties. I understand that discrimination of all kinds impacts many people, and this impacts holistic health. 

My practice also has a philosophical expression that explores how we make meaning in our lives and acknowledges the struggles and joy this can create. I also offer in my work with clients some alternative ways of interacting with their own distress and loss.

Training, qualifications & experience

Psychotherapy Experience

I trained to be a Psychotherapist at The Minster Centre in London, a pioneering and well-respected College www.minstercentre.ac.uk/about/. Alongside my private therapy practice, I have worked as a therapist for independent charities and an NHS service at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust London. I have experience in delivering effective short, medium and long-term therapeutic work. 
I have a current enhanced DBS certificate (Disclosure and Barring service) 

Health Practitioner Experience

I am an experienced registered nurse and health visitor and, as such, have vast experience working with all age groups with both short and long-term physical and mental health needs.  I specialised in mental health for parents of young children.

I have worked extensively with older adolescents who have emotional difficulties(15 years of age and above)

Special Interests and experience

I work with clients with a wide range of experiences and concerns; some of the specialities I work with are:

-        Parental emotional wellbeing

-        Rainbow Families

-        Bullying

-        Family relationships 

-        Survivors of narcissistic parents

-        Adverse childhood experiences

-        Anxiety and depression

-        Bereavements and loss of all kinds

-        Exploration of sexuality

-        Exploration of gender

-        Death and Dying

-        Disability

-        Consensual Sex and relationships of all kinds

Trauma Informed Care

I work in a trauma-informed way, which means I am aware of the ways trauma can impact our holistic health. In counselling sessions, I will remain curious about how you feel in your body and mind.

GSRD therapy (gender, sexual and relationship diversity)

I am an affirmative therapist to people who are diverse in their experiences of gender, sexuality, and relationship styles.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

life- limiting conditions

changes in health status

Photos & videos

Fees

£60.00 - £70.00

Additional information

Contact information

07944 690569 call or text message welcome.  If I am unable to answer your call, please leave a message and I will respond by the end of the day.

I want you to find the right therapist for you, when you contact me, I will get back to you within 24 hours (weekdays) We will schedule a phone call so that I can get an understanding of what you need from counselling, and agree a time to meet for an assessment session.

When I work

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Further information

Practicalities and Fees

Your counselling sessions will be weekly at the same time and last for 50 minutes. Payment for each session is within 1 week of your therapy session and payable by bank transfer. 

Once we decide to work together, I will share with you my counselling contract that details my data storage arrangements, confidentiality agreement and cancellation and holiday policy. 

Bristol, City of Bristol, BS4

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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